The John F. Magale Library offers a wide range of resources for students, alumni and community members. Magale Library is committed to offering excellent service while adhering to Centenary College’s overall mission. While promoting the high standards and principles of Centenary, Magale strives to remain the center of information and research for all its students and faculty.

With over 100 computers for student use, high-speed Internet access, wireless network (current students only), study rooms, digital scanning, and free printing for assignments, the Magale Library serves as a center for students studying, printing, and doing research.  In addition to individual PCs, the library features an extensive collection of books/monographs and academic journals (print & electronic), as well as archived rare books and manuscripts relating to the history of Centenary College of Louisiana, the United Methodist Church in Louisiana, the state of Louisiana, and the city of Shreveport.

Since the physical structure's final completion in 1963, Magale's resource collection has grown and evolved substantially. The collection currently includes nearly 435,368 volumes; over 461,090 full-text serials; 362,424 newspapers and microforms; 711,952 audio/video materials; and 155,940 eBooks. In addition to this, Magale offers access to 53 million eResources for research. Magale Library holds license agreements for some of the most authoritative and reputable research databases for currently enrolled students. Magale also maintains lists of freely accessible, quality online resources in our numerous subject guides.

Regular Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-11:00pm

Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday 3:00pm-11:00pm

Thanksgiving Week Hours

Monday, Nov. 21: 8:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 24: CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 25: CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 26: CLOSED
Sunday, Nov. 27: CLOSED
Monday, Nov. 28-Thursday, Dec. 1: 8:00am-Midnight

Electronic Card Catalog

The E-Library will help library patrons find resources within Magale Library.


Magale Library provides access to many resources and e-journals.

First Year Experience Resources

Here students enrolled in the First Year Experience class will find specific resources for final projects.

Contact Info

Christy J. Wrenn

Library Director